Today's $2,200 of donations help those who need a hand up in these difficult times.
Joanne B. - The Red Cross - $200
Statement - I am a member of the Red Cross, so make a small monthly donation. I would be very happy make a contribution of 200 dollars to this organisation, which I strongly believe does incredible work throughout the world.”
Mark H. and Susan S - $125 - The Eugene Mission
Charity Statement - “The Eugene Mission is a
Kristopher K. - $250 - Food for Lane County
Charity Statement - “FOOD for Lane County is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank founded in 1984 and dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 100 social service agencies and programs; through public awareness, education and community advocacy; and through programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food. These programs include emergency food boxes, shelters, meal sites, rehabilitation facilities, nutrition education, gleaning and community gardens. We serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes including children, families, seniors and single adults.”
Statement - “They do an awful lot with a little and there are a lot of hungry people in the streets of DC.”
Charity Statement - “Guide Dogs for the Blind is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; we are a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. With exceptional client services and a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of our services are provided free of charge; we receive no government funding.”
Statement - “I have been thinking of a donation location since your email. One would think my first suggestion would be for cancer research, however I am not sure how much I support that. Sometimes you have to wonder how much of it is business. For 3 years we did Relay for Life and then realized the $10,000 we raised would barely even put a dent in the CEO’s million dollar salary and less than 1% went to childhood cancer research. My thoughts then tried to find some common ground between Austin and my daughter. I was hoping to find a charity that supported young adults in someway that seemed meaningful to the both of them. So my search was to find a charity that targeted a young adult or teenage group to encourage them to become more confident in who they are. Knowing little of Austin, it was all I could think of. I couldn’t find a charity that I felt confident with in that respect. So then I thought of my son and Aidan and wondered if there was a charity out there that supported “surviving siblings”, I did find some, but again, nothing I felt good about. My thoughts then went to “who helped us.” Our community was amazing with support. It seemed the entire town gathered around us with love her entire sickness and passing. I believe I read somewhere that the same happened for your family. I really wasn’t sure how to incorporate all that into finding the right charity, but that was the most significant help in the entire nightmare. The one place that helped us the entire time we were in Boston was “The Ronald McDonald House”. I know they have been a significant help to many families with sick children. So, although I really wanted to find the charity that would represent both their lives, the Ronald McDonald foundation is what I feel the strongest about. Thank you for including me in this, I feel Austin’s light shining in me by being a part of his “12 Days of Christmas” (Thinking of his smile!)”
Charity Statement - “The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting military families, livesaving blood, health and safety services and international services”.
Statement - “UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.
We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.
We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children.
We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished, because it is wrong for a child to suffer or die from a preventable illness.”